Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stocking Up On Handplanes for the Summer

I recently came across some beautiful Clear (that means knot free) Cedar from a job i was working on in Los Gatos, CA  I was able to salvage a few of the scraps to make into some awesome handplanes!
My friend Michelle at Craft Geek gave me some redwood planks she rescued from her friends remodel.
I have been building up my stock in preparation of spring and summer. Here is what I got so far and there will be more to come!



Model: Aunt Bev
Style: Stub Nose with Crescent Tail
Material: Redwood
Dimensions: 14"x 11 1/4"

Model: Aunt Bev
Style: PacMan
Material: Redwood
Dimensions: 14"x 11 1/4"

Model: Aunt Bev
Style: PacMan
Material: Redwood
Dimensions: 14"x 11 1/4"

Model: Sarah
Style: Original
Material: Cedar
Dimensions: 16"x 8 1/2"

Model: Sarah
Style: Original
Material: Cedar
Dimensions: 16"x 8 1/2"

Model: Carmen
Style: Gun
Material: Cedar
Dimensions: 16"x 7 1/4"

Model: Carmen
Style: Gun
Material: Cedar
Dimensions: 16"x 7 1/4"

This is the building the Cedar Handplanes came from.



Monday, March 12, 2012

Custom Sunset Knife Block


The Sunset Knife Block is one of my favorite pieces I make!  I make each one a little different depending on the woods I have available in my shop (I like to use as much reclaimed wood as possible).
 I have a standard layout for the knife slots, but if you want to make sure all your knives fit you can send me a tracing of all you knives and I will make sure they all fit. Each one is numbered and signed so you know you have a something Unique!

You can get your order started by emailing me; dan@forshnerdesigns.com, or on my Etsy site Here!


Here is a picture a customer sent me of their custom Knife Block in action! 



Here are a few Past Knife Blocks, I like to make each one a little different!